The Employer of the Year Award goes to Crown Melbourne, Victoria.
Alicia Gleeson: Well you know it’s actually even more exciting
I think the second time around, because what it really means is that we have gone further
with what we have been doing, we have continued the track that we started but we have actually
extended it, we have gone further and we have achieved more so it’s actually really exciting.
Crown Melbourne really represents the tourism and hospitality industries very strongly and
it’s an area that a lot of people have not necessarily seen as a career but sometimes
a job. For us we would really like to build peoples careers and that really involves doing
some great learning and development activities. We have a concept of second chance learner,
for someone who maybe didn’t think they were going to go on, have a career and get qualifications
Crown Melbourne is a fantastic place to do that. Rory Smeaton:
Well it has been full circle, Crown did win it the same year as me so it has been an amazing
opportunity and this is just another step to get the brand out there, especially in
the indigenous community in Melbourne and Perth. It’s another opportunity for indigenous
people to build a career, we’re about quality not quantity and its building careers and
sustainable employment for indigenous people down the track. Alicia Gleeson:
I think recognising the fact that learning and development is really important in building
skills right across an industry is absolutely critical and to be able to showcase employers
that are trying their best and partnering with other organisations I think that just
shows how we can really do the best for the industries right across Australia.